Saturday, April 26, 2008

Artichokes are taking over my garden


I planted artichokes in the garden last year and look at what monsters they have become. I truly hope that I get a yield greater than the two whole artichokes that these plants yielded last year. In other garden news, I already had an early spring planting of sweet peas, blue lake beans and butter lettuce in, but today I added 10 tomato plants of all shades, sizes and varieties, as well as some cavolo nero (Thanks Tommy Habetz) kale, and some bitter italian salad greens. I also added some cassis and gooseberries in the front yard, and I spotted some Hyssop in the garden store this morning, so thats probably going in as well. I definitely have plans for the cassis and gooseberries in some upcoming concoctions, but don't be surprised if my curiosity gets the better of me and I experiment with tomatoes or sweet peas.

5 comments:

camper said...

Time for homemade Cynar!

Debra Lane Designs said...

Hi!
I have never had artichokes...but I have to say that is a huge artichoke plant!!

Sylvan said...

Cassis? You mean black currants, right? I never thought about growing those here!

Lance J. Mayhew said...

Oh yeah, black currants. My bad

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